@BrohanBroski the armageddon has the better macro battery, you have to decide between 2+6 vs 5+5 with a ship that will probably change to braced in close range (I never liked to play MP with navy). it is an exception similar to the slaughter. the vengeance / avenger stat-lines have some similarity, only that the avenger is close to a quarter cheaper than the vengeance.
on the other hand the choice between endeavour and endurance or gothic vs every other navy cruiser is pretty clear cut. apocalypse and desolator are other lance heavy boats that underperform imo. lets not talk about chaos prow lances.
@CANNED_F3TUS holofields are one big reason imo why you want to avoid lance-kiting and another big one is the high amount of high mobility builds you cannot reliably kite. from my experience it is better to maximize hull and dps, while trying to take more crit-resistant hulls.
@CanardNoir take a step back and re-read what I wrote and what you wrote. you made a claim about crit-rates in general, that was too generalized. I specifically talked about brawling range, that's 4500 range and below for me (AP-ammo).
I disagree with your assumption that macro boats should always run with reload too. it depends on what you want to achieve. there are situations where you want to knock out a subsystem asap instead of doing hull damage. so it makes sense to compare lock-on vs lock-on too.
I hope you realize that you changed from "wouldn't change anything" to "will have a lot of side effects" in one post.